Hands on with the Huawei TalkBand B2


Alongside the P8 Lite, Huawei released its TalkBand B2 this week. The wearable does everything that you would expect from an activity tracker. It even doubles as a Bluetooth headset because the main device detaches from the band. Huawei also partnered with Jawbone for integration with the UP platform through its Smart Coach app.

The TalkBand B2 is available from select retailers for $179 when taking a look at the black and white color options. The gold color option, which includes a brown leather band, is slightly more expensive at $199.

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Hands on with the Huawei P8 Lite


Earlier this week, the Huawei P8 Lite made its debut. The company announced the handset as a less powerful version of the P8. The specifications of the P8 Lite, though, are still of decent quality and it remains a solid phone. It features a 5-inch display, octa-core processor, and 13MP camera. Huawei also made the P8 Lite feel premium while using plastic all around to keep the price down. The P8 Lite costs $249 and is available from multiple retailers such as Amazon, Fry’s Electronics, and Huawei itself.

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Samsung posts official hands-on videos of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge


When a new product is launched, we come across a large number of hands-on and first impression videos to give us a better idea of what’s new about a particular device. But it’s always better when something like that is coming directly from the company (or not), as we get detailed information about the products which most hands-on videos might not cover. Read more

VIDEO: First look at Project Tango developer tablet at Google I/O 2014

Project Tango hands on

Project Tango has raised quite a few eyebrows since the rumors have started flowing just a few months ago.

It’s got a  7-inch display, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, WiFi, BTLE, and 4G LTE. Just like the Tango phone, the tablet will consist of cameras and sensors that give it the ability to map its surroundings.

Now it’s finally here, and we’ve got it all on tape for a first look video of the device. Hit the break for the video below.

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Hands on with Quick Circle on the LG G3

LG G3 quick circle

LG’s Quick Circle cover is a smart case for the G3 that allows you to interact with your device without actually flipping the cover open. It’s pretty similar to something like Samsung’s S-View covers or HTC’s Dot Case, but from what we can tell, the Quick Circle offers a ton of functionality that you’re not going to find in other cases.

We’ve got a hands on video showing the different clock faces, the quick camera shortcuts, the health and fitness integration, and the quick music player, among other things. Hit the break to see it in action. Read more

Hands on with the LG G3

LG G3 hands on

Interested in seeing the LG G3 in action? We’ve got a detailed hands on video of LG’s newest device showing off some of LG’s new apps and smart features, the refined camera software, and everything else you’ve been curious about? Hit the break to check it out. Read more

VIDEO: Hands on with the Galaxy S 5


The moment has finally come, and this year’s flagship device from Samsung was unveiled today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Galaxy S 5 is complete with a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED screen, 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB internal storage options, MicroSD slot up to 128GB, 16 MP rear camera, 2.1 MP rear camera, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, LTE Cat.4, NFC and a 2,800 mAh removable battery. It’s also got a fingerprint sensor, a heart rate sensor and it’s waterproof & dust resistant.

Some have shown disappointment that the form factor is quite similar to its predecessor, but hey, what were you expecting, a triangle-shaped device? (It’s only 2014, people.) Other criticism stems from the lack of memory— although a bigger device, the Galaxy Note 3 features 3GB of RAM.

What do you all think?

Nevertheless, hit the break for our hands-on video with the device from Samsung’s press event in NYC.

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Hands on with the YotaPhone at CES 2014


Although many of the large smartphone manufacturers present at CES 2014 are focused on sharing their forthcoming flagship devices in hopes of impressing the market with how they are pushing the boundaries of current hardware, occasionally we run across devices that include unique features in an attempt to gain some market interest. YotaPhone is trying to do that with a smartphone that includes an E Ink screen on the back of the device. The display can be configured to display information and notifications from different apps along with a customizable background. However, it is not interactive. That may not sound appealing initially, but it does mean the device can be kept in a pocket without worrying about the accidental interaction yet giving users quick access to information.

As far as the rest of the device, it comes with a 1.7 GHz processor running Android 4.2.2. The front screen is a 4.3-inch 1280×720 resolution LCD screen. The YotaPhone also comes with 2GB of RAM and a 13MP rear-facing camera.

Check out our hands on video with the device after the break and keep an eye on TalkAndroid for more CES 2014 coverage.

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